James Ford Seale

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Court Tosses Ex-Klansman's Conviction in '64 Murders

Statute of limitations for kidnapping had expired, appeals panel rules

(Newser) - A federal appeals court has thrown out last year's conspiracy and kidnapping conviction of an ex-Klansman involved in the murders of two black teens in Mississippi in 1964. Lawyers for James Ford Seale said they will seek to have the 72-year-old cancer patient, who was serving three life sentences, freed... More »

Ex-Klansman Gets 3 Life Terms for 1964 Murders

72-year-old cancer patient says he'll appeal

(Newser) - A 72-year-old ex-Klansman drew three life sentences today for his involvement in the 1964 murders of two black teens in Mississippi, the Clarion-Ledger reports. "Justice is ageless," the judge told James Ford Seale, who was found guilty in June of kidnapping and conspiracy in the abduction, beating, and... More »

Ex-Klansman Guilty in '64 Teen Murders

Convicted of kidnapping, 71-year-old faces life in prison

(Newser) - A former Klansman was convicted yesterday of conspiracy and kidnapping in the 1964 murder of two black teenagers. The prosecution's star witness was a Klan member who said he and James Ford Seale stuffed the 19-year-olds into their trunk and drowned them in the Mississippi River. The jury deliberated for... More »

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